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IoD Cheshire | Netwalking at the Success Factory - FULLY BOOKED

22 Aug 2019
Successfactory, Chester
Talking outside of one’s usual environment is a great way to stimulate fresh thinking. Some our best conversations take place in the great outdoors and it’s amazing the difference a bit of fresh air and exercise makes.

Situated in the heart of West Cheshire, nestled in the foothills of the Sandstone Trail is one of the most inspirational leadership development centres in the country. Founded by Graham Wilson in 2005 The Success Factory is a leadership development centre with a difference. Used by some of the world’s largest household names including Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, DHL, Samsung and Bentley, Graham and his team have worked with leadership teams to provide bespoke training and coaching in a truly inspirational setting.

Surrounded by lush, green meadows and only 15 minutes from Chester, The Success Factory is a beautifully converted barn with exquisite panoramic views across the Cheshire plain that inspire attendees immediately on arrival.

After a short talk about the Success Factory from founder Graham, members will be led on a 1.5hr walk around the Peckforton Hills, including a moderate climb to the top of Rawhead where walkers can see all the way to the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on the horizon on a clear day. On returning to Success Factory members will enjoy a BBQ, drinks and some good old networking in one of the prettiest settings we’ve hosted an IoD Cheshire event.

Key details

Date & time: 22 Aug 2019 14:00 - 18:30
Location: Successfactory, Chester
CPD Hours:

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member

Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 806 0890
Contact email:


14:00 Registration and networking 

14:30 Opening welcome from Rob McKay, Managing Director of Sherrington Associates

Graham Wilson, Leadership Wizard and Founder of Successfactory

14:55 Netwalking starts - There will be three tour groups. One of the groups will take an easier route 

16:15 Arrive back at Success Factory for BBQ, drinks and networking

18:30 Event closes 


Rob McKay
Managing Director
Sherrington Associates

Rob has been working in recruitment and executive-search since 2001, during which time Rob has delivered retained search projects for clients around the globe, ranging from major Plc’s through to growing SME’s and family businesses. During his executive search career, Rob has been the retained search partner for executive appointments at a number of top UK charities as well as recruiting executive and non-executive directors for a wide range of high profile clients in the private sector. Having always had a natural interest in human behaviour, Rob studied Sociology at Liverpool John Moore’s University where he graduated with a 2:1 in 2001 and went on to become a trained practitioner of psychometric assessment tools endorsed by the British Psychological Society. Today Rob is Chair of the Institute of Directors in Cheshire, is a judge on the panel for the High Sherriff’s Awards for Enterprise and is an advisory board member for the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute. Rob is also a studying member of the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and is a serving member of the Cheshire Business Leaders working group.

Graham Wilson
Leadership Wizard and Founder

Graham is a leading performance facilitator and inspirational developer of leaders. His key purpose is to awaken possibility in leaders to deliver extraordinary results. He works globally and is skilled in teaching New World Leadership, Senior Team Development, Strategy, Business Modelling, Organisational Development, Salesforce Transformation, Developing High Performance Teams, Innovation and revitalising organisations suffering from Change Fatigue!

Graham works Internationally with organisations and their Senior Teams to align strategy and action, specialising in the people aspects of change. Since his early days in the Army, and then working for Dupont, Graham has consulted, trained and coached top-level business people in the public and private sector in the UK, US, Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East.


Successfactory’s sole purpose is to awaken possibility in leaders and teams to deliver extraordinary results. 

We believe that in today’s competitive, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous world there is a better way to lead organisations. 

We believe in awakening possibility in your leaders and creating leaders who deliver outstanding results, consistently.  So much so, we started a Leadership Revolution.

In times of fast change organisations need outstanding leaders, not just great managers.  We focus on developing your leadership capability the 5 critical areas of leadership, strategy, innovation, change and elite teams.

Find out more at


Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member


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  • Successfactory
  • Harthill Rd
  • Burwardsley
  • Chester
  • CH3 9NU

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